How to Install Apps on SD Card without Android Rooting

Apps to SD LogoAt AndroidAdvices, it’s our continuous endeavor to assist with all your Android needs and we are always happy to hear from you. So whenever you wanted anything about anything about your Android then we are here to help you out. So, in lines with this though in this article we will check out on how you can forcefully install the Android applications on your SD Card without needing you to root the phone as we understand that rooting voids the warranty and includes hassles sometimes. Only one thing which we would like to request you is to just follow each and every single instruction which we mentioned so as to forcefully install the apps on your SD CARD as some phones are not capable of storing apps on SD Card.

Before you proceed, you need to move all the applications from your SD Card to the phone memory. Once you do this, you can proceed to follow the procedure which is mentioned below.

Procedure to Install apps in SD Card Forcefully:

  • Download Java Development Kit (JDK) followed by which you need to download the Software Development Kit (SDK) in your computer along with that you need to download the USB Drivers and also you need to ensure that the PC Suite is installed in your computer.
  • Now, enable the USB Debugging Mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. You can also refer to the below mentioned image to enable the same.
  • USB DebuggingAfter installing the Java SDK, you need to install the Android SDK in your computer. After installing the Android SDK, you now need to run the tool called the Android SDK Platform tools.
  • Now, you will have to head to the toolkit which contains the Android Debug Bridge, a utility that allows you to communicate with an Android device from the command line.

SDK MANAGER

  • After this, you need to connect the Android phone to the computer using the USB Cable.
  • Open the command prompt in your computer which you can open by pressing the “Windows + R” and then you need to type in the command as “cmd” and then enter the path as Android\Android-SDK\Platform-tools.

SDK PLATFORM

  • Now, you need to type in the command as “adb devices” to check whether the phone is connected or not. Now, if it appears as “offline”, you need to check with the USB cable. Enter the command as “netstat” to check with the port is in use or not. If it is in use then then you need to close the process which is in the use.
  • You will now need to proceed and check whether all the firewall and antivirus tools are disabled as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process.
  • Now, all you need to do is to enter the command as “setInstallLocation”  wherein after which it will accept the three valueswhich means;

0 [auto]: Let the phone decide the best location for an app

1 [internal]: It installs everything in the internal storage

2 [external]: It installs everything in the memory card

  • You need to now change the value from 0 to 2 setInstallLocation. For changing this, you need to run the following command,

adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2

Just in case if there is no error message, unplug the phone and restart the phone. After this, you will be in a position to easily install the applications in the SD Card. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to ensure that the issues are addressed at the earliest.

201 Comments
  1. Reply adarsh suraj September 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    after installing a game after the procedure given above won’t there be a decrease in the memory of external memory card

  2. Reply ken August 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    hi ive done the whole process checked my phone and it tells me im using option 2 external but it still saves to internal
    phone is a galaxy megaGT-19005
    any adeas whats wrong

  3. Reply trippykid October 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    will this work on
    Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover
    Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

  4. Reply Jeannette September 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thank you very much Pradeep, this is great!!! I was able to move many more apps than before (but not all) to SD-card after a few additions, which were:
    The connection of the phone to the computer when plugging in the cable should be as disk drive.
    in cmd.exe under SDK platform first cd (change directory) to get to C:\ .
    Then cd (change directory), so:
    C:\Users\your username\cd, than you get
    C:\
    than enter path exactly like in Windows Explorer (use round ( and ), not square [ and ]!),
    C:\cd Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
    C:\ Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb devices
    run setInstallLocation not separately, but as
    C:\ Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools> adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2

    But now my questions:
    1. Does this procedure also work with BlueStacks as an emulator instead of SDK? (BlueStacks was already on my PC for WhatsApp on PC purposes. It is much easier to use and much smaller than SDK. I now removed BueStacks to get rid of the error “more than one device and emulator ” in cmd.exe.)
    2. Do I have to disable USB debugging in my phone afterwards?

    I would like to know because I have to do it all over again since my HTC Wildfire S was broken and replaced by a new one. If I cannot use BlueStacks and have to remove it, do you know a way to keep my messages and contacts in WhatsApp which runs under BlueStacks on my PC? Thanks in advance.

  5. Reply Raghu Srinivasan September 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Pradeep Neela,
    My phone is Galaxy Ace Plus. After running the command “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″ in the command prompt, my phone still follows “0 [auto]: Let the phone decide the best location for an app” while installing apps. What could be the reason.

  6. Reply sailesh September 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    i want to ask dat can i do this without rooting uo the device na.. n where can i gt usb driver?? website,,
    i have already installed adk and jdk.. bt my phne s nt detected at all

  7. Reply Tanweer Khan September 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Works perfectly! Thanks so much!! :)

  8. Reply Gurpreet September 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    hello mr. droid geek.
    i need to ask that i couldn’t get pc suite to install in my pc as the android which im having is SPICE MI-280. There is no pc suite available for it.
    can i root it without installing it ? ‘
    please help.
    thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      no you cant as of now

      • Reply Gurpreet September 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

        any other alternatives you have or know?

  9. Reply Yeral September 11, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Help about what could I have missed, this is what is on the screen, with my Milestone version 2.1 :

    adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2

    Directory of C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools

    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. .
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. ..
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 848.384 aapt.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 191.488 adb.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 96.256 AdbWinApi.dll
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 60.928 AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 275.456 aidl.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. api
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 161.280 dexdump.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 2.618 dx.bat
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 140.800 fastboot.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. lib
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 22.601.216 llvm-rs-cc.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 401.602 NOTICE.txt
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. renderscript
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 207 source.properties
    11 File(s) 24.780.235 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 91.457.925.120 bytes free

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>cd adb
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell pm installlocation
    2
    Error: unknown command ‘installlocation’
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] PATH
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentations,
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system.

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>setInstallLocation
    ‘setInstallLocation’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>set InstallLocation
    Environment variable InstallLocation not defined

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>set installlocation
    Environment variable installlocation not defined

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>setInstallLocation
    ‘setInstallLocation’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>set Install Location
    Environment variable Install not defined

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>set install location
    Environment variable install not defined

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>setInstallLocation
    ‘setInstallLocation’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell pm setInstallLocat
    ion 2
    Error: unknown command ‘setInstallLocation’
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] PATH
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentations,
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system.

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell pm
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] PATH
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentations,
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system.

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    0403725B0C01A016 device

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>netstat

    Active Connections

    Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
    TCP Yeraldine:1030 localhost:4573 ESTABLISHED
    TCP Yeraldine:1048 localhost:1049 ESTABLISHED
    TCP Yeraldine:1049 localhost:1048 ESTABLISHED
    TCP Yeraldine:1274 localhost:5037 TIME_WAIT
    TCP Yeraldine:4573 localhost:1030 ESTABLISHED
    TCP Yeraldine:5037 localhost:1275 TIME_WAIT
    TCP Yeraldine:1098 a23-7-112-60.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:https
    CLOSE_WAIT

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>setInstall
    ‘setInstall’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>setInstallLocation
    ‘setInstallLocation’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>dir
    Volume in drive C is TI105133P0A
    Volume Serial Number is DC47-467A

    Directory of C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools

    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. .
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. ..
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 848.384 aapt.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 191.488 adb.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 96.256 AdbWinApi.dll
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 60.928 AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 275.456 aidl.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. api
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 161.280 dexdump.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 2.618 dx.bat
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 140.800 fastboot.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. lib
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 22.601.216 llvm-rs-cc.exe
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 401.602 NOTICE.txt
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. renderscript
    08/09/2012 06:40 p.m. 207 source.properties
    11 File(s) 24.780.235 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 91.456.045.056 bytes free

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell pm setInstallLocat
    ion 2
    Error: unknown command ‘setInstallLocation’
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] PATH
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentations,
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system.

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

  10. Reply Shamus September 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I am getting really pissed… i typed Android\Android-SDK\Platform-tools and they said the system cannot find the path specified. when i type adb devices , they said adb is not recognized as an internal or external comment. help me please , i am using HTC-ChaCha

  11. Reply Ankit Rastogi September 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I have micromax a52 android 2.3.6 . When i am typind “adb devices” it is showing that “List of devices attached” whether i am connecting my device or not so how will i know that my phn is connected or not.And It is neither showing ‘offline’ or ‘online’. Rest of the cmd shows “error loading device ” whether i m connecting my device or not\

  12. Reply prince September 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    my device is not getting detected……….plz help me..

  13. Reply abinah polleyi September 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    HTC EXPLORER: worked nicely but it took 4 times downloading before instalation..???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      yes you can install this on your device

  14. Reply Christer August 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Its not working on my Alcatel OT-918N :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      its only for the select devices

  15. Reply Avish August 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    hi,
    does this work for android 4.0.3. am using an lg optimus l7.
    waiting for ur ans thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      as of now it doesnt work

  16. Reply momakid August 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I have a Sprint ZTE Optik. Which has the following: Device Description: V55, Model: V55, Hardware version: HW_V55_C, Radio Technology: EVDO_A, Android version: 3.2.1, Baseband version: MSM8660_3132_V55_V1.0 1 [jul 23 2011 22:00:00], Kernel version: 2.6.35.11-perf, root@linux-desktop #19, Build number: V55V1.1.0B10. I have followed all of the steps but I still do not have the USB Storage option when I go to settings > applications > Manage applications. What am I missing?

  17. Reply Mehrab Leon August 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    but it doesn’t show the device.when i tried to execute directly adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2.then the command prompt shows shows an error message “no device found”.please anybody help me

  18. Reply Ajay babu August 22, 2012 at 5:18 am

    when I tried these steps…I got the below error

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell pm setInstallLocat
    ion 2
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Error: unknown command ‘setInstallLocation’
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] PATH
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentations,
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system.

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    0403A29B1200A014 device

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>

  19. Reply jaz_ August 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    does it work in LG optimus net p698

  20. Reply Manpi1234 July 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

    ya it worked now when i install apps like facebook flash player  it direcly moves to sd card great work thanks

  21. Reply Test July 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    i did process and it successfully done but i m not able to move apps to sd card

  22. Reply monu rohila July 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    its showing me “permission denied” every time.

  23. Reply Googlekagoogle July 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    does it work with galaxy ace??

  24. Reply saurabhgoswami July 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hey,

    The Tutorial Worked. After doing the process stated here i used appstosd App to move the apps to my SD card. I was able to move Facebook Twitter etc apps to SD card however, Apps like Drop Box, Gmail, Maps & Play Store did not show the highlighted ” Move to SD Card” Button ??

    Is there a way they can also be moved ?

    • Reply Red-hawko July 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Actualy i think U’re pretty lucky, a’m wondering how is possible to move facebook to sd card ? I alredy install app2sd but i dont have option for facebook to move from phone (actualy i dont see facebook at all)
      Any advise?

      • Reply Saurabh Goswami April 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

        Which Phone are you Using ?

    • Reply Spmaiya July 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Hi apps like gmail, maps are marked as System apps hence it cannot be moved. If you really want to move it then you need to root your phone and convert those apps to user app by using link2sd or app2sd

  25. Reply Arun July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Thaks all,
    it works with my samsung galaxy y….thanx thanx a lot

  26. Reply chrifl July 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Is there an error in the command line?? It says “Now, all you need to do is to enter the command as “setInstallLocation” .. but if I do it it says the command is not allowed. Do I have to type in “adb shell pm setInstallLocation” to get the message shown in the command image above?
    Will it work on a wildfire s?

  27. Reply Moemen June 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    which java development kit that i have to download? and does it work with the samsung galaxy fit?

    • Reply Irshath July 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

      It works with galaxy fit .

  28. Reply Cesar Miranda June 27, 2012 at 4:11 am

    I did it, it worked, but when I tried to install an App, the phone automatically reboots without installing it, just as it does when I try to move something to the SD Card. I tried changing it for a new SD card, and nothing changed. Help, please!

  29. Reply vicky June 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    super…works perfectly with HTC explorer…:)

    • Reply ryadhhossain June 29, 2012 at 1:51 am

      hey, how did u do this step ??
      Now, you will have to head to the toolkit which contains the Android
      Debug Bridge, a utility that allows you to communicate with an Android
      device from the command line.

      help me plz…
      i’ve a HTC Explorer.. and i want to use this system…

      • Reply Abhishek July 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        Install the android sdk manager and

        1. open the folder android->android-sdk->SDK manager(Run as administrator)
        2.Check the android-sdk platform tools and install the packages
        3.Now give the command in cmd
        4.Select the usb debugging in your phone by selecting HTC Sync as the mode
        5.Now write the command in cmd “adb devices” (w/o parenthesis)
        6.It will show “List of Devices attached” .if not present then connect your phone again
        7.then follow the same steps as above …..write adb shell pm
        8.check for the 0,1,2 values once
        9.then adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2

        All the Best

  30. Reply Jdub June 26, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Any Galaxy S3 users had success with this? does it work?

    • Reply GoF-iL July 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      For SGS3 the command should be :
      adb shell pm set-install-location 2

  31. Reply Pradeep Neela June 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    YES YOU CAN APPLY THIS UPDATE BUT WE DOUBT WHETHER IF IT WORKS

  32. Reply Ian Paul Donaghy June 25, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I’m trying this on an htc wildfire s when i try and use the “adb devices” command it does not see the phone. the phone is in debug usb and in charge only mode. Any ideas?

  33. Reply vishal wadhwa June 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    how to close all processes using port connections

  34. Reply vishal wadhwa June 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    how to close the process using ports

  35. Reply geo June 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    wiil it work on galaxy fit ?

  36. Reply geo June 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    will it work on samsung galaxy fit ?thx in advance :)

  37. Reply fordiy June 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    not work, it does indicated apk will install to external storage. but when I try install a apk, it prompt me no enough space for the app. It has 1GB free space, the app only need 5MB. Why this happen? How to fix it?

  38. Reply Koh Samui June 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Lucky I have a degree in computer science, why should it be easy to choose primary storage location.

  39. Reply Stephanie Liau June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    After I type the command as AndroidAndroid-SDKPlatform-tools. it shows the system cannot find the path specified, so what should I do now?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      yes you can apply the update

      • Reply Stephanie Liau June 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

        apply the update for?

    • Reply vishal wadhwa June 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      type this in cmd
      cd AndroidAndroid-SDKPlatform-tools

  40. Reply robin June 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    my command prompt always show c:> how to have only c: , i think thats why my commands could not locate the platfor-tools folder

  41. Reply robin June 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    It always shows specified file /path not found, tried atleast 5-6 times. can someone do it for me over team weaver or skype, I will pay :)

    • Reply camille aisha cordova June 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      for example your directory is

      C:UsersRobin to change the dir to Program Files, use CD like

      CD CProgram Files and your directory will now be
      C:Program Files

  42. Reply yb03 June 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

    will it work for Micromax A50 ?

  43. Reply androidgalaxy June 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

    is there a video for this because I messed up somewhere and need help

  44. Reply long123 June 16, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Thank you so much.. it works on my motorola fire XT

  45. Reply long123 June 16, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Thank you so much… it works on my motorola fire XT…

  46. Reply Akhilchinnu June 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    So the applications will be installed to internal SD card or external SD card?

  47. Reply Akhilchinnu June 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    So the applications will be installed to internal SD card or external SD card?

  48. Reply Anakg1982 June 10, 2012 at 2:15 am

    does it work with htc desire?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

      it should work, we haven’t tried it. You can try the same! there won’t be any issue

  49. Reply Tavo June 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    does it work on xperia X8?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Yes it works on the Xperia X8 device but it has to be the rooted one

  50. Reply Ashok Bharat June 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    will it work on galaxy R?

  51. Reply Shehryar Khan June 9, 2012 at 1:24 am

    wat about htc intruder ,plz any tell me how to install apps on sd card in htc ,version 2.1

  52. Reply Ashok Bharat June 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hi..will this procedure works for installing android apps in external sd card and also if there are apps that must be installed in phone requiring internal resources, then will it work?

  53. Reply Ashok Bharat June 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hi..will this procedure works for installing android apps in external sd card and also if there are apps that must be installed in phone requiring internal resources, then will it work?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      yes it should work, you can try the same

      • Reply Ashok Bharat June 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        thanks pradeep. will it work on galaxy R and also if we do forceful installation of apps on external sd card, then how about the apps like live wallpapers which require to be installed in the phone memory?

  54. Reply Vishu1610shukla June 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

    it really works and best method amazing
     

  55. Reply Nikhilmalicool June 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    m usin Xperia X8.. plzz tell me LINK of USB DRIVER download.. plzzz

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      you can download from the official SONY’s website

  56. Reply Equestr June 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    mmmuuaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    love u dev..

  57. Reply Sypherecho June 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    where can i find windows 7 32 bit usb driver for samsung galaxy ace?

  58. Reply Sypherecho June 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    where can i find windows 7 32 bit usb driver for samsung galaxy ace?

  59. Reply Sypherecho June 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    where can i find windows 7 32 bit usb driver for samsung galaxy ace?

  60. Reply PrawDG June 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    vl all apps work if they are on the sd card?? coz app2sd only allows some apps to be moved

  61. Reply Kumar May 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    That was one hell easy way……. Awesome :-)
    :-)
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    Thanks people……

  62. Reply Kumar May 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    That was one hell easy way……. Awesome :-)
    :-)
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    Thanks people……

  63. Reply a fan :> May 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome :D
    Thanks guys ;)

  64. Reply Nyein Lin May 27, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I cannot install the android SDK platform tools

  65. Reply Febin May 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Can I do this in Android 2.1 Eclair ?

  66. Reply sunil hegde May 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    hi pradeep im using android 2.3 for my galaxy y 5360 when ever i am trying to setinstalllocation the error i get is device not found even i tried usind the adb command as you mentioned …can u please help me my frnd!!

  67. Reply zahid May 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    why it not work on lg optimus l3 e400

  68. Reply khush May 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Error: unknown command ‘setInstallLocation’
    usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
    pm list packages [-f]
    pm list permission-groups
    pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    pm list features
    pm path PACKAGE
    pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME
    pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT

    The list packages command prints all packages. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list permission-groups command prints all known
    permission groups.

    The list permissions command prints all known
    permissions, optionally only those in GROUP. Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

    The list instrumentation command prints all instrumentation
    or only those that target a specified package. Options:
    -f: see their associated file.

    The list features command prints all features of the system

    The path command prints the path to the .apk of a package.

    The install command installs a package to the system. Opti
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.

    The uninstall command removes a package from the system. Op
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around.
    after the package removal.

    The enable and disable commands change the enabled state of
    a given package or component (written as “package/class”).

  69. Reply vikas May 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    plz hlp me.. m using xperia x8… n i can installed limited apps in my phn coz itz andr. 2.1 … n its update nt avilable in market… plz help meh… how can i instaalled appli. in my sd card..

    does th abve procedure works in my phn… ??

  70. Reply Aakash May 14, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Will ZD Box work for moving applications.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      YES IT WILL WORK FOR MOVING ALL YOUR APPS

  71. Reply Yuri May 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    i’ve a question. will this work on lg optimus l3 e400?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      no it wont work

      • Reply Yuri May 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        i see. i was about to do it to my phone. thanks for the reply.

  72. Reply Arun May 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hi,

    I am not able to change install location to external (2). It showing an error “device not found” when “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″ is entered. I have followed the instructions correctly. Can you please help me out?

    I am having Sony Ericsson W8. I guess the OS in the phone is Android 2.2.

  73. Reply Gio May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

    i applied these commands, working good but now i want to reset to default location “let the phone decide…”, can you tell me how…?

  74. Reply Jay Cruz May 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Hi Sir, i just want to ask a question maybe off topic, but if i made an apps using android sdk 2.2 can galaxy y which have a version of android 2.3.5 can read it? thanks

  75. Reply navdeep May 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hi, I have linux can you please provide linux compatible commands to use.

    Thanks.

  76. Reply Mohan May 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    When i typed adb devices, it is showing the list of devices, but below that nothing is visible.

    Can you pls help me.

    I ve install the apps2sd app and moved some apps to sd, i want to move factory stored apps also to sd.

  77. Reply kevin May 8, 2012 at 1:18 am

    wen i entered the Android\Android-SDK… in the cmd
    it says it could not find the path specified
    what seems to be the problem?

  78. Reply don May 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    i have partitioned my sd-card with one fat32 and one with ext4
    then i folowed every step provided here but still my apps are installed i my internal memory.
    please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      mount the sd card and then re apply the update!

      • Reply don May 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

        how do i do that>?

      • Reply don May 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

        i remounted the card still the default installation is in phone..
        please do help

      • Reply Ansh May 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        Hey Pradeep plz help me!!I am nt able use ma phone because of dis upcoimng notification of low memory!As mentioned be4 i hav android sdk nd java wat nxt?? plz help

  79. Reply sameer mhatre May 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

    from this can inbuilt apps such as gmail,maps are move to sd card?

  80. Reply don May 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I have a doubt
    I have 4 gb sd card abd i use aony xperia live with walkman.
    Is tthere any need to partition my sd to ext4 as it will be much faster than default fat32.
    If so i would like a guide to partitioning and how to select that partition as the driv to install the apllications..

  81. Reply Ansh May 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Hey! i hav Samsung Galaxy Ace Gt-S5830 version 2.2(froyo) PC:- Windows 7 64 bit Will dis procedure work on ma cell?? I hav already downloaded java nd req. Sdk!! Plz help iam frustated wid de low internal memory of ma phone!! :(

  82. Reply Manish April 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I followed the all above steps…..Afte enteing adb shell $ symbol is coming and i entered pm setInstallLocation 2 but it it is telling ero command i tied fo many times but it is same…please help me in thz my phone numbe is 8123774899

  83. Reply Gurpreet Dhadial April 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I am owning a HTC explorer (android 2.3.5)…when i tried this..the all process went smoothly… but when i typed setInstallLocation it says permission denied

  84. Reply jesse April 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I have a Samsung prevail Android OS 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) and the internal space is only 200MB and full. Will this move all apps to my SD Card. If not I need a new phone ;-(.
    So I got my device detected and then i enter adb shell. It loads the money symbol. Then i put db shell pm setInstallLocation 2 or setinstallLocation 2 and it says permission denied. Why ?

  85. Reply shuk April 23, 2012 at 4:43 am

    doesn’t work for v2.1 (eclair)…

  86. Reply kingjoe April 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Is it possible to be done on Android 2.1? I’m with Motorola Flipout MB511. Is it possible on that device?

  87. Reply Putra April 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Are this thing work on SE Xperia Arc S Android 2.3 Gingerbread? because the internal mem is 320MB and my SD card is 8 GB.

  88. Reply Arnoldo April 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Thank you it looks like work well in my Wildfire S ver: 2.3.5
    The thing is that still installing the apps in the phone internal memory just that now I can move the apps that I can’t before

    this command “setInstallLocation” didn’t work for me but did what it said after and I execute this command “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″ Directly and work

  89. Reply Zuhaib April 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    when i write adb shell or adb shell pm setinstallLocation 2.there are error on screen that device not found,please tell me the solution

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      what is the path of adb shell location! move it to the C:/ and not in desktop

  90. Reply Nurhafiz April 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    didn’t work for me.. :( iam using samsung tab p1000.. all configuration successfully without any error.. but the result is same.. application is not installed into sd card..

  91. Reply Abhinav April 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    When i executed adb devices, i got following. cant see my device.

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>

    ———–

    Did netstat got many ports info, which one is for USB ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      you can use it for any port!

  92. Reply pran April 13, 2012 at 12:26 am

    can we move default apps like facebook,google maps etc to sd card after this..?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      yes you casn move the same!

  93. Reply PolarBear April 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hey thanks for the article, I love new solutions without having to root. I dont care about moving the apps I have, the majority have been moved and the preinstalls I just stop and clear data once a week or so. What I would really like to do is be able to delete these lame preinstalled apps someone decided to force me have on my phone. If after performing the above procedure and apps have been moved sucessfully to the SD can they than be deleted? Thanks again!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      you can root and check the same!

  94. Reply wakkad April 12, 2012 at 7:13 am

    its seems that when i type Android\android-sdk….
    isnt recognized
    my cmd always starts with c:\users\(username)
    not c:\program files or so
    help?

    • Reply Arnoldo April 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Hi If you type cd.. it will close each (\) folder
      so do it until you get C:\> the you need to know where is your android folder place in my case is under program files
      so I type cd(space space)program files(enter)
      c:\Program files> and here you type again cd(space space)what is on the instructions
      (space space) means you have to hit space bar 2 times and write

    • Reply shuk April 23, 2012 at 4:38 am

      try this; c:\users\{username}>set path=c:\program files…

  95. Reply dejamma April 12, 2012 at 6:17 am

    im having trouble i cant pull up anything from cmd and i put in the same commands Android\android-sdk\platform-tools and it says cant find path each time i have windows 7 so maybe thats the problem but pls help.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      check witht he sdk installation! let the default path remain. dont change the default path

      • Reply ryadhhossain June 29, 2012 at 1:47 am

        same prob i have…. Pradeep Neela plz help…..
        plz give us some images… i cant understand “check with the sdk installation! let the default path remain”……

  96. Reply qwerty April 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

    so what if it says error: device not found

  97. Reply Surendra April 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hi, Yesterday i bought HTC Explorer Android 2.3 Mobile. I’m a beginner of the Android services. Please suggest me any tutorial, how to operate my cell such as how to install the new apps from sd to cell, how to install the live wallpapers from pc to sd to cell…..etc. Please make reply….

  98. Reply Naeem Ejaz April 10, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Pradeep Neela… Is it mandatory to move all the apps to SD card before following the instructions. If yes do I’ve to move the apps including the one which are there by default. Frankly speaking… I am fearing of what will happen to my mobile, if my memory card gets corrupted.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      root the device in the fat 32 mode!

  99. Reply Prayag April 9, 2012 at 12:14 am

    hi neel,
    i have restarted 2-3 times my galaxy ace but i cannot find my device in the list plz he me out

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      have you rooted the device?

  100. Reply DD April 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hi will this work on my HTc HD2 which i changed from windows to andriod(nexus one 2.3.4)

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

      please follow the instructions!

  101. Reply Lakshyadeep Singh Ranawat April 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I did as you told but apps won’t install on sd card nor would any app move to sd. using galaxy fit GT-S5670. android gingerbread 2.3.4. mail me too please.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      yes you can use this but for this you will have to root the device!

  102. Reply Jon April 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Does this move apps to the 2nd internal position on say the galaxy s2 or optimus 3d or the actual external sd card?
    Some phones easily allow transfer to external sd eg Sony ericcson x10. Others just transfer to internal 2nd partition.
    To repeat will this work on galaxy s2 and move things to the actual external sd card?
    please answer since a few wish to know.

  103. Reply Ally April 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    i tried to adb shell pm setinstalllocation 2. but its giving me error message.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

      what is the error message?

  104. Reply techie April 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    hi when install android sdk after executing it there is showing only android sdk tool and not showing android sdk platform tool.what should i do?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      just install the same again and try!

  105. Reply Ali bazzi April 2, 2012 at 4:40 am

    when I connected my HTC mobile it asked me for ADB file and it cannot be found, therefore software was not insatlled. I gave up

  106. Reply Lavit April 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

    How can I download Platform Tool?? It has nothing in it..

  107. Reply Cj March 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hi I have a Galaxy W and how can i directly install APPS in my EXTERNAL SD.. this process that your teaching is this the solution?

    • Reply Cj April 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

      hi i have tried it and keeps on saying permission denied

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

      no for this you need to root and install apps2sd

      • Reply Cj April 8, 2012 at 3:25 am

        do you have any blog about rooting the device and installing the apps2sd?

        • Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

          you need to roott he device first and then make use of the app called apps2sd

      • Reply ashry April 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Hi, I used Samsung Ace,

        permission denied

  108. Reply jab February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    New to Android!

    Just bought an Archos 80 G9 for my wife very surprised and dissapointed that Honeycomb seems unable to write to SD Card apparently only having ‘read’ ability. Am I right thinking that the above would therefore not work with Honeycomb.

    If not is there a way of installing applications to the SD card using a PC that would be seen and run by the Honeycomb Tablet once the SD card is returned to the tablet.

    I already have installed on my PC the full SDK with tools and simulator but to be honest up until now have had little use for it other than just playing about.

    Thanks any help/advise very much appreciated

  109. Reply Sir Bobby Ray February 27, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Hello,

    Will this work on my Samsung Galaxy mini running Android version 2.3.5??

    Thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:51 am

      yes it will but for this you need to root the device!

  110. Reply wala February 23, 2012 at 5:45 am

    My device was not detected… somebody help me

  111. Reply dino February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

    hi, can i use tiz for my galaxy W?

  112. Reply Sandeep January 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

    After entering the path “then enter the path as Android\Android-SDK\Platform-tools.”, it shows “The system cannot find the path specified”. Please advise.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

      please check with the folder “Android-SDK”

  113. Reply Jagan January 22, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Hi,

    Recently i have purchase superpad (android 2.3.4, model SAWEE) with 4GB internal memory. i wish to add 4GB SD card and move all application to SD due to lack of internal memory.
    But not able to enable SD dubug, this is disabled, and no option to enable debug.
    I do not have wifi and purchased 3G modem and also not detected.
    Could you please advice the root to enable SD card and drive to enable USB 3G wireless modem ( it only supports XP)

    thanks

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      you can root your device and move apps to sd by using an app called apps2sd

  114. Reply ajaz khan January 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    hi pradeep m not able to find the path on command i typed as u hv instructed but it says path not found plz help

  115. Reply shashwat January 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Hey when i trying to install packages it showing failed to create directory what can i do plz tell me i am in a knee desire of free space please reply me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      yes you can apply this procedure to move the apps!

  116. Reply nandkumar January 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Please reply all the questions and difficulties I mentioned.

  117. Reply Da January 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

    When setting the default installation location to 2 will it install everything to the external storage/micro sd card? I use aps2sd and I noticed that apps2sd just transfers the apps to the internal memory 2nd partition.(using samsung) I thought it will move the apps to my external storage/micro sd card. I hope this will solve my problem without me rooting my phone. Anyone have tried this guide?

    • Reply Gregory May 13, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Hi Da, Sorry I do not know your name, I have same problem with my Samsung W I1850. It has 3 layer memory and I am trying to direct apps download to external SD. Tried above procedure of no avail. Did you find any solution to this problem,
      Sincerely
      Gregory

  118. Reply zeeshan January 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    setInstallLocation cant be found!!!!

    please have a look on dis

    • Reply Balamurugan P January 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Directly execute the command “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″ . Please see all the comments before asking question.

  119. Reply raysky January 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Does it mean we ALWAYS install apps on SD by default already?

    and we can have option still to move to phone after that rite?

    but if we move to SD after that does it move to internal or external sd? for devices like galaxy w i8150 with 3 layer memory…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

      you can move the apps to your internal sd!

    • Reply Da January 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

      We have the same dilemma. I also own a Galaxy W I8150 and when I move my apps to SD card it will always install it to the internal 2nd partition not in the external SD card(micro SD card). I think what he meant was after we move the app to the internal memory then back to external SD will it still be moved to the 2nd partition of the internal memory?

      • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        yes it will be moved to the user level access memory!

  120. Reply temp January 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    hi whn i give the command \netstat\ in command prompt,it says\TIME-WAIT\.and also i cant able to execute \SetinstallLocation\ system says cant find the path,Is it possible for u guys to solve this issue???????

    • Reply Balamurugan P January 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Directly execute this command “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″. It will work. Please see all the comments

  121. Reply nandkumar January 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Can I use it for my Samsung Galaxy Fit S 5670? When I go to JDK and SDk sites I find lot of options for downloading. Please let me know which one to choose. I have windows XP on my computer. The phone has Gingerbread 2.3.4 version. Please guide me further. Is it for common users or this setting is for advanced users?

  122. Reply Balamurugan P January 4, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Hi,

    I could not find this command “setInstallLocation”

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

      re connect the device and then try! is the device getting detected?

      • Reply bilal January 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

        Neal please answer wich of the gingerbread are new official update in france xxjvt or xfjva????

        • Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

          XXJVT Is official

        • bilal January 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

          And also xxjvt battery is good or xfjva battery is good??

        • Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

          in both of them battery life is good

        • bilal January 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          And also as of now wich of the firmware is stable with battery also on gt-i9000

      • Reply Balamurugan P January 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

        My device is detected. But i Couldn’t find this command “setInstallLocation”. When I tried executing the command directly “adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2″ . It is accepted.

        Now it allows to move some application to SD card.

        Model:HTC Wildfire
        Android 2.2

  123. Reply boyscout January 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I would like to ask a question – will this work with Android 2.1 (Eclaire)? If so, while the above procedures will enable me to install apps to my SD card, will I have the option to install apps to my phone’s internal memory or at least move some apps from the SD card to the internal memory. Thanks for the great advises. This is a great information source for things Android.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

      yes, we haven’t got a chance to test on 2.1 but you can check with the same!

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